National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Mississippi

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Mississippi

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

The 2014 Mississippi chapter containing text and data tables is available in PDF and XLS formats. Other years are available through the links below, and 2015-2016 data are presented in the table.

Sources of information

Mississippi is a major producer of ball clay and fuller's earth (montmorillonite); it also produces bentonite, construction sand and gravel and crushed stone.

Statistical Summary

Aggregates Data by State, Type, and End Use

Mineral Commodity Summaries

Mineral Industry Surveys

Minerals Yearbook Volume I -- Metals and Minerals

Mineral Yearbook Volume II - Mississippi chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Mississippi extracted from Table 5 in the 2016 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Mississippi1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2015 Quantity 2015 Value (thousands) 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2 NA 2
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 9,950 78,900 10,300 85,000
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 451 5,260 1,100 6,500
Stone, crushed 1000 t 1,900r 55,200r 2,170 64,100
Combined values of clay (ball clay, bentonite, common clay, montmorillonite)   XX 42,800 XX 43,900
Total   XX 182,000r XX 200,000

eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. XX Not applicable.

1Includes data from the commodity chapters published in the Minerals Yearbook as they were completed and released through March 2019.

2Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers).

3Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.

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Madan M Singh

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-4916

Robert M Callaghan

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-7709